Category Archives: Summer 2016

Issue 240

From the Editors

The summer has wound down, so we’re happy to present you with the summer 2016 issue of the CALL Bulletin. And what a summer it was. Hosting the AALL Annual Meeting in Chicago gave many of us the chance to extend the collegiality and hospitality that we as CALL members enjoy on a regular basis. As mused by Joanne Kiley, it was a great conference and a real treat to hear so many of our colleagues say, “I love Chicago!” Continue reading From the Editors

President’s Letter

Dear colleagues,

The impending arrival of fall brings about a time to reflect on the summer that has passed. Most notably, in July, the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference gave us the opportunity to share our great city of Chicago with law librarians from around the country and even as far away as Australia. CALL members played integral roles in the conference from serving on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee to speaking on panels to hosting a fun and very well-attended trivia night at Timothy O’Toole’s! Now it’s time for CALL to keep this momentum going into the 2016-17 year with more great programs and events. Continue reading President’s Letter

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – April 2016

Complete, up-to-date CALL Board meeting minutes are available on the CALL website.

  • AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300 (enter on Clark St.)
  • April 19, 2016 8:45 a.m.

Board Members Present

  • Julie Pabarja
  • Todd Ito
  • Stephanie Crawford
  • Robert Martin
  • Margaret Schilt
  • Diana Koppang
  • Konya Lafferty Moss

Continue reading CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – April 2016

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – May 2016

Complete, up-to-date CALL Board meeting minutes are available on the CALL website.

  • AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300 (enter on Clark St.)
  • May 10, 2016 8:45 a.m.

Board Members Present

  • Julie Pabarja
  • Todd Ito
  • Stephanie Crawford
  • Robert Martin
  • Margaret Schilt
  • Diana Koppang
  • Konya Lafferty Moss

Continue reading CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – May 2016

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – June 2016

Complete, up-to-date CALL Board meeting minutes are available on the CALL website.

  • AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300 (enter on Clark St.)
  • June 14, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present

  • Todd Ito
  • Clare Willis
  • Julie Pabarja
  • Konya Lafferty Moss
  • Tom Gaylord
  • Lindsey Carpino
  • Diana Koppang

Continue reading CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – June 2016

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – August 2016

Complete, up-to-date CALL Board meeting minutes are available on the CALL website.

  • AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300 (enter on Clark St.)
  • August 9, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present

  • Todd Ito
  • Clare Willis
  • Julie Pabarja
  • Konya Lafferty Moss
  • Tom Gaylord
  • Lindsey Carpino
  • Diana Koppang

Continue reading CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – August 2016

The After Party

Ok, so we have not had an actual party . . . yet. However, we are celebrating the completion of construction in the DuPage County Law Library! The self-help center is open and being used by our pro se patrons. We now have  six additional computers that are available to the public. The additional computers were greatly needed and are being well used. We have a new desk, the Westlaw/LexisNexis terminals have been moved, and the entryway door is now handicap accessible. Continue reading The After Party

Leadership Library

For this issue’s Leadership Library, I would like to recommend listening to a segment on The New Yorker Radio Hour dedicated to a unique book on leadership. Elizabeth Samet edited an anthology of readings on leadership. The anthology has an unusual range of authors (from Zadie Smith to Machiavelli), and that is because Samet is an unusual source of learning on leadership.  Continue reading Leadership Library

Grantee Report from Rare Book School

I attended the Rare Book School course, Law Books: History and Connoisseurship, at Yale Law School, June 5-10. The course was taught by Mike Widener, Rare Book Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School and Professor Douglas Lind, a legal historian and director of the Southern Illinois University Law Library. The class had twelve students, from a wide variety of backgrounds—law library directors, special collections librarians, court librarians, foreign law librarians, a law professor, and a private collector. Continue reading Grantee Report from Rare Book School

TechBuzz: Report on #CALIcon16 in Atlanta

What’s the buzz?  After a hiatus, Heidi Kuehl, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, and Therese Clarke Arado are excited to be returning to the regular column scene with the re-emergence of the CALL Bulletin TechBuzz column.  The return of the column brings you a wonderful re-cap of the CALI Conference for Law School Computing by guest columnist Margaret Schilt, Associate Law Librarian for User Services, D’Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago Law School. 

Future columns will cover numerous topics of interest to law librarians, including artificial intelligence, Westlaw answers, CARA, a look at past TechBuzz topics to see if the technology or service has stood the test of time, and much more. The responses to the CALL membership survey indicated an interest in more technology related topics.  Please feel free to contact one of us with ideas you would like to see covered in the column:  Heidi Kuehl, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, and Therese Clarke Arado. Continue reading TechBuzz: Report on #CALIcon16 in Atlanta